Garden sheds have always been popular in Australia, however, recently we have seen an even larger peaking interest. This is not at all surprising as one can not overstate the usefulness of a well-built garden shed. Beyond just aesthetically bringing your backyard to life, garden sheds can serve a myriad of functions ranging from a storage unit, a tool shed, a DIY studio, a playhouse, and even a home office. With all these uses, you can see why more and more homeowners are looking to spruce up their backyards with utilitarian garden sheds.
Garden sheds come in different shapes and sizes. This, coupled with the material used to build the shed, is in a big way dictated by what you wish to use the shed for. One of the most important parts of a garden shed is the roof. Garden sheds in Sydney may have flat, skillion roof shed or gabled roofs. Each of these roofing shapes has its pros and cons. However, for this article, we will focus on gabled roofing and how you and your shed can benefit from this specific type of roofing.
Gabled roofing is a traditional type of roofing that has been seen in homes since time immemorial. They are characterised by two slanted slabs or sheets meeting at the top to form a peak. When it comes to construction of sheds, this type of roofing may, at first glance, come off as more costly than its flat and skillion counterparts. However, this type of roofing is extremely cost-effective and it is for this reason that it is such a popular choice.
The first benefit of gable roofing is the aesthetic they present. Whether you are going for red roofing that blends well with the sprawling outback beyond your fence, or you opt for a lush green that rhymes with your thriving garden, gable roofing can add that extra “something” to your yard. No matter your surroundings, gable roofing comes across as elegant, simple and timeless.
Another plus of gable roofing is the sloping ends, which allow for the protection of your shed from the harsh elements. Snow, rain and sleet all slide off the roof with ease, saving you bucks that would have otherwise gone into maintenance and intensive cleaning following each instance of precipitation. The sloping sides also allow for people invested in eco-friendly solutions to install solar panels and skylights which work well on sloping roofs.
The peaked roofing also allows for greater headroom within the shed, as well as improved air circulation. This can be compounded by installing vents and windows which aid in improving the ventilation in the shed. With these benefits in mind, you can see how you and your shed could benefit from a gable roof. To buy and install garden sheds that will keep you organised all year long, call Col Western Sheds today on 4632 4222.